Minimizing Sins of the Heart
Contrary to God’s Will for your life, the ego minimizes sins of the heart and focuses on sins of the flesh. Because your ego is formed by external stuff (validation, opinions, jobs, education), it focuses on eliminating external sins, the ones you tangibly measure. So all the types of sexual sin (sex before marriage, porn addiction, prostitution), church attendance and right theology become the measure of a true Christian. The truth is, Jesus knows external sins are shadows of true transformation, and we’re merely reshuffling the deck until we address what’s underneath. Greed, envy, pride, prejudice and vanity affect the heart. They also keep us from God’s plan for us. Unfortunately, society not only accepts these sins, but also celebrates them.